The Richmond Register

Crime

June 19, 2013

Man charged with running over woman’s arm during custody dispute

BEREA — A man who pleaded guilty last year to running over a person during a dispute about a stolen car is back in jail after driving a truck over a woman’s arm, according to court records.

John A. Buttry, 40, of Mount Vernon, was arrested June 13 by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at Saint Joseph Berea hospital, according to the arrest citation.

Deputies were called at 8:05 p.m. to the Big Hill Food Mart after receiving a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian. The store is 5.5 miles west of Berea on Battlefield Memorial Highway.

A woman told police at the scene that she had met Buttry at the store for a custody exchange involving their 3-year-old daughter. The woman’s name was not listed in the citation.

However, the two began arguing about the length of the visitation, and Buttry put the truck in reverse as the woman was trying to remove the girl from inside, the report stated.

A family member approached Buttry on the driver’s side of the vehicle in an attempt to stop him from driving off. However, he accelerated in reverse, knocked her to the ground and ran over her arm, according to the sheriff’s office report.

Buttry is accused of driving onto the roadway and back into the parking lot while the mother of the child was hanging out of the truck. He stopped once he was back in the lot, and the woman was able to get out.

“(Buttry’s) actions put one victim at extreme risk of serious injury and caused possible serious injuries to another,” the citation states.

Buttry was charged with second-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment.

The woman whose arm was run over was treated at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, but the deputy reported the severity of the injury was unknown.

Buttry pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday in Madison District Court, and he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

In May 2012, Buttry was arrested after he attempted to return a car reported stolen from a Waco home, according to the Kentucky State Police and court records.

Police say Buttry was in possession of the 1968 Mercury Cougar and sold it to another man. The purchaser discovered the car had been reported stolen, but Buttry told him the owner was fine with the car being returned.

When Buttry was helping the buyer unload the car at the Gum Bottom Road home, the vehicle’s owner, Mitchell Hensley, came out and confronted him about the car’s theft, the KSP said.

Buttry reportedly got back in his truck, drove around the house and allegedly ran Hensley over. During an interview with the KSP, Buttry said the act was not intentional, Trooper Paul Blanton said.

Hensley was taken to a local hospital with “nonlife-threatening injuries,” according to Blanton.

Buttry originally was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and receiving stolen property (under $10,000).

However, a Madison grand jury chose to indict Buttry on misdemeanor charges, including fourth-degree assault and receiving stolen property (under $500). The wanton endangerment charge was dismissed.

Buttry pleaded guilty in November in Madison District Court to the two misdemeanors and was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with three days to be served. The Madison District Court judge conditionally discharged the remaining 177 days as long as Buttry committed no further offenses during the next two years.

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